Testosterone replacement therapy effects

Other significant adverse effects of testosterone supplementation include acceleration of pre-existing prostate cancer growth in individuals who have undergone androgen deprivation; increased hematocrit , which can require venipuncture in order to treat; and, exacerbation of sleep apnea . [25] Adverse effects may also include minor side-effects such as acne and oily skin, as well as, significant hair loss and/or thinning of the hair, which may be prevented with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors ordinarily used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia , such as finasteride . [26] Exogenous testosterone may also cause suppression of spermatogenesis , leading to, in some cases, infertility. [27] It is recommended that physicians screen for prostate cancer with a digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level before starting therapy, and monitor PSA and hematocrit levels closely during therapy. [28]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Serving Federal Way Seattle Tacoma Bellevue Olympia Covington
All treatment is not equal. At Family Medicine Clinic of Federal Way we strive to provide the highest quality care available.  This is especially true for our patients suffering from testosterone deficiency, aka Androgen Deficiency or Low T.  Hormone replacement is not without potential risks.  Thorough evaluations are required to ensure some underlying health condition isn't being missed as the cause of low testosterone.  This requires more than a simple testosterone test.  Additionally, if you find yourself a candidate for therapy, effective and safe management requires additional regularly scheduled lab testing.  This means a few visits a year, which are usually covered by insurance, to make sure your therapy is customized and managed in a responsible manner Read More

Testosterone replacement therapy effects

testosterone replacement therapy effects


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